Frequently asked questions

Q1 Is Maidstone Grammar School less well funded than other schools in Kent?

All schools in Kent receive equal per-pupil funding. However, additional funding is available to schools for children eligible for free school meals, service, deprived and looked-after children, and those with previous low levels of attainment. Maidstone Grammar School receives very little on these measures.

Q2 Does the School receive money for capital works from the government?

Yes. This is currently about £26,000 per annum but has decreased in recent years from about £100,000 per annum. This money is used in a variety of ways, including funding small capital projects and the current window replacement programme.

Q3 Will KCC make a capital grant to MaidstoneGrammar School?

KCC has a very limited budget and based on Maidstone’s changing demographics there is no need to increase secondary school places.

Q4 How can I find out more about why Maidstone Grammar School is now establishing the Development Fund?

For further information, please email the development office using the Contact Page

Q5 If I donate, will I be able to find out where my money is going?

The School’s 10-year Development Plan identifies the target areas for expenditure. We will keep you informed and up to date about the difference your donation has made to the School. Your contributions will help ensure the successful completion of our projects.

Q6 May I stipulate where my donation goes?

All donations will be very gratefully received but it would be more helpful for us to be able to use your donation where it is most needed at the time.

Q7 I have donated in the past. Why should Igive any more money to the School?

We thank you for your previous donation, which was probably made to the Amenities Fund. This helps fund our extensive extra-curricular programme. The Development Fund is new and has been established to finance future building and development projects.

Q8 I left Maidstone Grammar School years ago, why should I donate money to the School?

We really do hope you value the education you received whilst at MGS and that your time here was happy and successful. Your donation, whatever its size, will help ensure that future generations have the same chances and opportunities that you had.

“School, probably the most important time in a person’s life, not just for developing the mind but also in helping to shape character and morals. To make it truly an enjoyable experience, as with any good family unit, all members need to play their part in providing support to each other as they nurture the emerging personalities of its young.
In addition to my own family role, I have enjoyed the opportunity to play my small part, along with other likeminded
parents, in supporting the staff at MGS to fulfil their obligations in an ever more challenging financial backdrop. I urge all parents to reflect on the contribution they are able to make.”
Leon Date, Chairman of the Maidstone Grammar School Parents’ Association 2014

Frequently asked questions

Q1 Is Maidstone Grammar School less well

funded than other schools in Kent?

All schools in Kent receive equal per-pupil

funding. However, additional funding is available

to schools for children eligible for free school

meals, service, deprived and looked-after children,

and those with previous low levels of attainment.

Maidstone Grammar School receives very little

on these measures.

Q2 Does the School receive money for capital

works from the government?

Yes. This is currently about £26,000 per annum but

has decreased in recent years from about £100,000

per annum. This money is used in a variety of ways,

including funding small capital projects and the

current window replacement programme.

Q3 Will KCC make a capital grant to Maidstone

Grammar School?

KCC has a very limited budget and based on

Maidstone’s changing demographics there is no

need to increase secondary school places.

Q4 How can I find out more about why

Maidstone Grammar School is now

establishing the Development Fund?

For further information, please email the

development office on [email protected]

org.uk or visit the School website www.mgs.

kent.sch.uk

 

Q5 If I donate, will I be able to find out where

my money is going?

The School’s 10-year Development Plan

identifies the target areas for expenditure. We

will keep you informed and up to date about the

difference your donation has made to the School.

Your contributions will help ensure the successful

completion of our projects.

Q6 May I stipulate where my donation goes?

All donations will be very gratefully received but it

would be more helpful for us to be able to use your

donation where it is most needed at the time.

Q7 I have donated in the past. Why should I

give any more money to the School?

We thank you for your previous donation, which

was probably made to the Amenities Fund.

This helps fund our extensive extra-curricular

programme. The Development Fund is new and

has been established to finance future building

and development projects.

Q8 I left Maidstone Grammar School years ago.

Why should I donate money to the School?

We really do hope you value the education you

received whilst at MGS and that your time here was

happy and successful. Your donation, whatever its

size, will help ensure that future generations have

the same chances and opportunities that you had.

Frequently asked questions

Q1 Is Maidstone Grammar School less well

funded than other schools in Kent?

All schools in Kent receive equal per-pupil

funding. However, additional funding is available

to schools for children eligible for free school

meals, service, deprived and looked-after children,

and those with previous low levels of attainment.

Maidstone Grammar School receives very little

on these measures.

Q2 Does the School receive money for capital

works from the government?

Yes. This is currently about £26,000 per annum but

has decreased in recent years from about £100,000

per annum. This money is used in a variety of ways,

including funding small capital projects and the

current window replacement programme.

Q3 Will KCC make a capital grant to Maidstone

Grammar School?

KCC has a very limited budget and based on

Maidstone’s changing demographics there is no

need to increase secondary school places.

Q4 How can I find out more about why

Maidstone Grammar School is now

establishing the Development Fund?

For further information, please email the

development office on [email protected]

org.uk or visit the School website www.mgs.

kent.sch.uk

 

Q5 If I donate, will I be able to find out where

my money is going?

The School’s 10-year Development Plan

identifies the target areas for expenditure. We

will keep you informed and up to date about the

difference your donation has made to the School.

Your contributions will help ensure the successful

completion of our projects.

Q6 May I stipulate where my donation goes?

All donations will be very gratefully received but it

would be more helpful for us to be able to use your

donation where it is most needed at the time.

Q7 I have donated in the past. Why should I

give any more money to the School?

We thank you for your previous donation, which

was probably made to the Amenities Fund.

This helps fund our extensive extra-curricular

programme. The Development Fund is new and

has been established to finance future building

and development projects.

Q8 I left Maidstone Grammar School years ago.

Why should I donate money to the School?

We really do hope you value the education you

received whilst at MGS and that your time here was

happy and successful. Your donation, whatever its

size, will help ensure that future generations have

the same chances and opportunities that you had.

  • "My son was skipping and jumping through the halls, and his excitement to show off his school and his lessons was very heart warming. He comes home daily with happy stories about his day at school. He has doubled in confidence and has taken on much more responsibility for himself in such a very short time." - A New Year 7 parent
  • "I'd like to send a quick note on behalf of my son, who attended the Brazil fair (Year 6 outreach event) yesterday. He had a great time and was so excited when he came home and couldn't stop talking about the amazing things that he did whilst at the school. Thank you so much to you and all the boys from MGS who helped make the afternoon such a success. " - Parent of a year 6 student
  • "My husband and I wanted to send a message to say how very impressed we were with our guide on Thursday evening and what a wonderful ambassador he was for your school. His manners were impeccable and he conversed confidently and informatively with us both. In addition, he engaged our 9 year old without patronizing him made his visit fun and insightful. Jack greatly contributed to our first impression of Maidstone Grammar School being such an overwhelmingly positive experience." - A visiting prospective parent
  • "Students’ achievement is outstanding, both in their academic programmes and their personal development." - Ofsted (2013)
  • "My son is in year 7 and was struggling with 2 heavy musical instruments, a school bag, his diabetes bag and his lunch bag this morning and I saw 2 sixth formers rush over to help him carry his bags. I just want to register my thanks." - Parents of a new year 7 student
  • "There is not a week which goes by even now without me thinking of the school with gratitude, and of its teachers who never gave up on me and allowed me a chance in life. " - Words from an Old Maidstonian
  • "The sixth form is outstanding. Students’ above average attainment at the higher grades in AS and A level equip them exceptionally well for higher education and careers of their choice." - Ofsted (2013)